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Primary Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Affiliation: U.S. Dept. of Commerce
City: Boulder
State: CO
Job Duration: 11 weeks
Class Requirement: Enrolled as an undergraduate
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0 recommended
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Medical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers an 11-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program providing hands-on research experience in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, mathematics, and computer science.

The NIST site is in Boulder, Colorado. A program also exists at NIST's campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Further information on these opportunities can be obtained by visiting

The Fellowship will include a stipend, and travel and housing allowances. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are accepted only from colleges and universities, not from individual students.

Student eligibility criteria:
-- considering pursuing a graduate degree in a technical field
-- recommended GPA of 3.0/4.0, or better
-- must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-- must be attendig a U.S. academic institution.
-- two letters of recommendation by professors or department chairs
-- a copy of the student transcript
-- letter of intent/personal statement
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: Students must work with their university or college to submit an application to the SURF program.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ms. Cindy Kotary
NIST, Office of the Director
325 Broadway, Mail Stop 104.01
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 303-497-3319
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